Entertaining friends and family outside in the summer often revolves around food and drink. When it comes to food, nothing says summer like a BBQ. Burger, sausages, corn on the cob, vegetable kebabs and much more, the range of food you can cook on a BBQ or grill is extensive.
There is now a multitude of options available to you depending on your budget and the type of BBQ or grill you are looking to get. The main variances which you need to keep in mind are the different heat sources which will be cooking the food. Two of the most popular are charcoal and gas, so working out the type of food you want to cook and which provides the best way to do that is important before making a purchase.
Having a BBQ or grill in your garden can allow you to make the most of the time outside and can generate a real party atmosphere with friends and family.
One of the great things about summer is the range of sport on offer for TV viewers. Each year we are treated to incredible action in the form of tennis, football, Formula 1, athletics and in specific years the Olympic Games. Being able to enjoy these events from the comfort of your garden used to be impossible, but outdoor projectors have made it a reality.
Even more than just sport on TV, some outdoor projectors can support streaming services like Netflix through Chromecast or Roku stick. This allows you to enjoy movie nights outside on warm summer evenings. Depending on your garden layout you may need to purchase a screen to project onto, but if you have a spare white wall that could work. It’s important however to be respectful of any neighbours and keep the noise from any TV or films in check.
Inflatable pool/hot tub
The dream for lots of people is to have a house with a pool in the garden. The space and financial constraints, however, make this impossible for many of us. One option that can act as an alternative is an inflatable pool or hot tub. These can be stored for the colder parts of the year and brought out for special occasions or just when the weather gets really great.
Being able to enjoy time in the water, no matter how big or small the space is, can be really beneficial to relieving stress and relaxing. These make particularly good purchases if you live away from the sea or do not have access to a good local outdoor pool.
If you don’t have space for a pool or hot tub, why not look into water slides to provide a fun activity which can cool you off during the summer.